A colony for 50 years, federated , Unified to Ethiopia , in 1991's seceded after three decades of rebellion. Since 1998 Eritrea is at War, harboring proxy warriors especially the notorious Al- Shabab. Torture ,imprisonment , thousands fleeing, no religious freedom , the only university is closed, everybody is in the army, No Parliament, No election, No functioning institution, No free press & all living journalists are in prison. Eritrea is called the North Korea of Africa.
The Eritrean players who settled in Adelaide after defecting in 2009. Source: adelaidenow
UGANDAN police are searching for 17 Eritrea players who went missing from their team hotel in Kampala and didn't return home following the country's elimination from a regional tournament.
Police spokesman Ibn Senkumbi says the footballers were being sought for questioning as to why they weren't on a plane to Eritrea earlier Tuesday with the remainder of the squad after playing in the CECAFA Cup. Eritrea failed to win a game at the tournament for east and central African countries.
Senkumbi said the players, if found, would be subject to deportation from Uganda, adding police were looking for them ``for their own safety.''
The entire Eritrea team sought refugee status at the 2009 CECAFA Cup in Kenya and later ended up settling in Adelaide where they now play for State League teams.
Some Eritrean athletes also went missing at this year's London Olympics.